I know that this blog,, for the past few days at least, has been pretty much Johnny Foreigner central (and with an interview going up in the next couple of days, there’s at least one more post on them coming up), but I thought it was probably worth post this, given the nice recption they gave me when I sat around and interrupted their dinner in order to ask them a few questions they’ve probably had a load of times before.
Anyway, they played Leeds last night (14th October) and it seems someone’s stolen a mic that they’d borrowed. Here’s what Alexei from the band said to someone (I stole this quote from a post on thisisfakediy.co.uk)
“Hi, yesterday was the most YAY!!!/NO!! off our most YAY!!/NO!! tour yet. Parking tickets and powercuts and our guitars/amps/shoes falling apart, that was a point at the end of the show where I was floating around on my back in the top of the audience with a big dumb smile realising that all this is probably worth it. And then someone robbed my microphone and sort of tarnished the evening.
“I’m sick of whining musicians so I’ll not dwell on us being another 100 quid down, but the sentimental value of that sm58 to the person who trustingly lent it to me isn’t something we can replace by jacking up shirt prices or not eating for a couple of days. If you know our band, then you’ll know which we’d sooner do, and the love in the room last night was proof to us that we’re justified in skinting ourselves to do this band. I reckon some drunk kidlet took it in revenge for having to wait round while the venue fixed it’s flux capacitor. Well done, you really showed them.
“Because the show was plagued by technical difficulties due to a power shortage, the band will return in December to play a free show, details for which will be announced shortly.
“It’ll probably be billed as an apology for last night but really we just love what we do, any excuse. If you bring us the severed head of the guy who robbed our mic, we’ll give you our gin. We won’t have much else to offer any more.”
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As I type, they’re probably gearing up to go on stage in Glasgow, but they’re playing Korova in Liverpool tomorrow (16th) and Soul Tree in Cambridge on the 17th and they shoudl be touring later on in the year, too.